Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 18 On the Sacral Bone and the Coccyx

Fourth Figure Fifth Figure


Because in the present chapter mention is made for Galen’s sake of the sacrum and coccyx in apes and dogs, we considered it not irrelevant to represent here those bones [vertebrae] as seen in simians. The fourth figure illustrates the anterior of the sacrum [facies pelvica] and coccyx, the fifth the posterior [facies dorsalis] of the same bones. The numbers 1, 2, 3, etc. mark the six bones, to the third 10 of which a cartilage is separately attached underneath. There is no need for me to depict these bones with additional characters, as they may readily be understood from the human bones.


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Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 18 On the Sacral Bone and the Coccyx